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Description - Listening to Islam with Thomas Merton, Sayyid Qutb, Kenneth Cragg and Ziauddin Sardar by Reverend Dr John Watson

In 'Listening to Islam' a devout Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, and a dedicated Sufi mystic, live in intimate prayerful relationship. Sayyid Qutb, a major ideologue of the Muslim Brotherhood, was a literary educationalist whose exposition of the Qur'an is justifiably famous, though his version of political Islam is offensive to many Muslims. Bishop Kenneth Cragg is a careful translator, expositor and analyst of the Qur'an and modern Islam. He has devoted much of his life to the Arabic language and its people. He speaks of himself and his Muslim interlocutors as those who believe in one God. Ziauddin Sardar, who describes himself as 'a sceptical Muslim in search of Paradise', writes with remarkable clarity on the current confrontation between the West and Islam.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845191016
ISBN-10: 1845191013
Format: Paperback
(152mm x 229mm x mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Sussex Academic Press
Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Reverend Dr John Watson

The Revd Dr John Watson is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He studied Islam and Buddhism in the Far East, and has travelled extensively, exploring faith systems and lecturing world-wide. He works as an Assistant Priest in a Dorset village, writes the fortnightly Coptophile column for Cairo's Watani (the leading Christian newspaper in the Middle East), and contributes regularly to Kirche im Dialog in Mannheim, Germany. He is the author of Among the Copts (2000) and Christians Observed (2004), both published by SAP.